Tabletops Tuesday

I'm going to link this post to Barbara's Tabletops Tuesday. Kimberly, Southern Whimsy, is hosting the Tabletops Tuesday this week since Barbara is out-of-town. Click here to see lots more inspiration.

The tabletop I'm sharing this week is the hall tree in our foyer. I change the decor for each holiday and seasons. For Valentine's Day this year I added the silk florals at the top of the mirror. The two framed prints my husband brought back from Italy a few years ago.

First I placed a vintage-look Valentine on top of Jane Austen's Persuasion book. A red mercury glass vase filled with red florals and a red mercury glass voltive sit beside the gold candlestick.

Next I changed to the tiny cherub on the book, can't decide which I like best, the cherub, or the Valentine.

The gold mercury glass urn holds a few other red ornaments.

Inspiration for this tabletop started with this large heart ornament:

I found this lovely ornament before Christmas 2008, at T.J. Maxx for only $7.99! Since it looks like a heart, I knew I would use it for Valentine decor.

The view above shows the high window above the hall tree.

Below: the mirror reflection makes it look like two candles, but there's only one.

Which do you like best?

Cherub on book?

Valentine on book?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Valentine vignette

and the large heart ornament!

I like it so much I would like to keep it here year around, but guess I won't!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

God Bless.


P.S. - We are giving praise and thanksgiving to the Lord! My husband, Joe, received a good report from his heart catheterization Friday at Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL) He didn't need to have stints, the two doctors agreed his problem can be "fixed" with taking meds! We are so thankful for all the prayers and support we've had from friends and family, and all of you blogger friends who also prayed for us! We believe this result is from the prayers! A few weeks ago our pastor anointed Joe with oil and prayed for him, as well.


Lallee said...

Praising God along with you, Katherine, that Joe's test went well.

The hanging heart is a really pretty piece.

Adrienne said...

Thanking God for answered prayer for Joe! Such good news. I love that hanging heart and the way you've put everything together. You have such a special touch with your decor. Come on over and help me out here! ~Adrienne~

Pat@BPM said...

Katherine that is such great news about your husband and yes, prayer definitely works!

J has had several heart catheterizations. He's had blockages that were taken care of with balloon angioplasty and he has one stent. He takes blood thinner and other meds that have kept him from having any other procedures for blockage. He has Atrial Fibrillation. This is genetic, in his family. His dad died of heart disease when he was 51. When that happened, in 1969, angio plasty had not been discovered. So many things are available now and continue to be discovered in matters of the heart and other medical problems.

Last year was the first year J was not hospitalized for one thing or the other in over 20 years. Not all heart, though. It's been a few years since he was hospitalized for heart. For that we are thankful! J, who began the journey in 1987, continued working at his regular, very active schedule, as an electic lineman, through all those years.

Prayers also for the physicians, surgeons and researchers.

I love your heart. I've never seen one like it, while out and about shopping. Would love to have one!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, what a blessing and answer to prayer. I am so thrilled about the good report your husband got. Praise the Lord.

Your heart is just stunning, and I really like all the vignettes you have created. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great news!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Katherine ~ How wonderful your news.

Love the ornie & your decor ... marvelous!

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Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, so glad to hear the good news about your husband. God is good!

Your pictures are so lovely!

Barb ♥

A Hint of Home said...

We're thankful everything turned our so well for Joe.
Love your Valentine vignette. I vote for the cherub.
I love the hanging ornament. That was a great buy.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Katherine -- this is all so pretty and what a lovely Valentine's greeting at your door. Your heart looks so lovely and I'm sure that it has special meaning with Joe's good report -- may God bless you both with many more Valentine's Celebrations ahead.


Southern Touch Catering said...

Whoo Hooo! God is good! Praise Him for His Glory!!!!

Patriotic Mom said...

Katherine, I am happy for your good news. May God continue to bless your husband. Pretty Valentine vignette, a reminder of love each time you walk through the door. Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Stella said...

So glad to hear the good news about your hubby. Praise the Lord. Your big heart is unique and beautiful. Love it hanging on the mirror. I like the cherub as he gives a little height to the arrangement.

Carrie said...

Your Valentine reds are so pretty.

Martha said...

Such a pretty Valentine vignette --

And good news about your husband!

kim said...

I like them both. Love all that red. I have a lot of red in my house. Great news about your husband!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love that heart ornament and God bless you and your family!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm glad your husband's condition will be helped with medication. The red Valentine heart is perfect. I love how it has the silver filigree and pendant. Very elegant.

sonny said...

Wonderful news about your hubby and another beautiful display~!!
Brightest Blessings

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! I'm thanking God with you about your husband!
Your heart is so gorgeous and I love your vignette. It's so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Praise God for the good news of your husband! Praying for continued good health! :)

Your hanging heart is fabulous!!! Love it! ~Rhonda


What a lovely valentine vignette.